When it comes to office-appropriate wardrobe staples that work all year round, it doesn't get much more versatile and comfortable than a midi skirt. Not only can they be worn over and over again in new, interesting ways, but they're also a safe bet when you aren't sure how formal or casual you should be for the office. In other words, a midi skirt will always look polished but doesn't have to feel overly stuffy or dressy. You really can make it as modest or exciting as you want.
With that in mind, and with summer almost officially behind us, we've rounded up four midi skirt styles that are both on trend and timeless classics. Read on to see how to wear them this fall and then shop our favorites at every price point.
THE PENCIL SKIRT
Though they may have a reputation as being stuffy or old-fashioned, pencil skirts actually offer a ton of style perks. A pencil skirt is easy to style with a variety of tops, from cozy oversize sweaters to lived-in band tees and polished work shirts. But the ultimate bonus point is that a pencil skirt is far less likely to blow around in the wind as other styles of skirts are since it's stiff and tightly fitted.
Black denim always strikes the perfect balance between dressy and casual.
Bubblegum pink and gingham, this pencil skirt keeps things light and fun. Bubblegum pink and gingham, this pencil skirt keeps things light and fun.
Plaid is perfect for fall—it's like our school days, but better.
Dainty yet fierce, this gives your power suit some new competition.
THE FLOWY MIDI SKIRT
The right flowy midi skirt is comfortable enough to live in (or at least wear on repeat). Pair yours with a cropped sweater or tuck in your top to show off the shape of the skirt. Then opt for a pair of simple pumps that will add some length, or if you're feeling casual, just slip into some sandals or flats. A simple top-handle bag is the perfect finishing touch.
Full-bodied and sweet, this midi skirt has a decidedly nostalgic feel to it.
The shell embellishments on this classic black skirt give it a lighter edge.
There's just something endearing about those dainty polka-dots against the crisp white backdrop.
Keep things simple and classic with a navy knit midi.
THE SLIP SKIRT
Slip skirts are having a major moment and for good reason. There's something about the material that gives them a more formal feel or a sexy edge, depending on the occasion and how you style them accordingly. That also means they're the perfect thing to wear if you're working all day and then heading to dinner and drinks afterward. Dress yours up with a classic pointy-toe slingback and a button-down shirt or make it funky with sneakers and a simple T-shirt.
Sleek and sophisticated, this champagne-hued skirt will match with pretty much anything.
You can always count on chartreuse to make an unexpected statement.
Introducing, your new day-to-night staple.
Simple and versatile, this will soon be your go-to work staple.
THE WRAP SKIRT
Opt for a wrap skirt or one with side buttons and an interesting silhouette if you want to introduce more dimension and intrigue to the classic midi shape. Since they're usually adjustable, wrap skirts are also really comfortable and give you some breathing room throughout the workday. Lucky for us, wrap skirts have been having a moment, so there are plenty of stylish options on the market at a range of price points.
Comfortable and easy to style, khaki is a good grownup alternative to denim pieces.
Pinstripe is the ultimate office-appropriate print.
Here's proof that midi skirts are anything but boring.
Having a classic black midi in your closet will make your morning routine so much easier.